Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 March 2001 at 02:03.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2001 after 4 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 14 of Meeus index or 967 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.3°.
12 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2001 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 March 2001 at 08:55 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 364 975 km (226 785 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 779 km (223 556 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:23 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 18 March 2001 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 07:23 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 04:32 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.756°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.857° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 18 March 2001 at 03:47.
In 4 days on 9 March 2001 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.